You know how some things just call to you? I knew when I spotted this petal perfect Rebecca Taylor dress I had to have it…

had to have it

because it seems inspired by my favorite South Florida tree – the Tabeuia.

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I told you about my love for the magnificent flowering tree here.

Coming upon it during my daily runs or walks is like seeing an old friend.

To find a dress that so closely mirrors the historic tree is serendipitous really, given the number of times I have spent contemplating and meditating under its golden blossoms.

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Lucky me that every time I wear this floaty confection I will be reminded of the beauty of this particular tree.


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With its embroidered yellow blooms set against a backdrop of the palest buttercup organdy, the dress is a stunning tribute to the Tabeuia. Pretty nuanced details include an angled back cutout and ladder stitch insets that frame the bodice and define the waist.

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This is one of those summer dresses that is incredibly versatile

It’s perfect for a Sunday brunch – which is where I wore it –

but also works beautifully for a bridal shower, christening, even a morning or afternoon wedding. No doubt this dress will be a summer favorite.


Dress  //  Sandals  //  Hat //  Bracelets: Tiffany & Co.  //  Sunglasses: Ray-Ban


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